A police sergeant and a sub-inspector (SI) were killed as a truck crushed them at a checkpoint in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj early today.
The deceased were identified as Sergeant Ataur Rahman, 27, son of Shahjahan Ali of Joypurhat and SI Sadekul Islam, 32, son of late Abdus Sattar of Dinajpur.
They were posted at Shibganj Police Station, our Chapainawabganj correspondent reports quoting Moinul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of the police station.
The OC said the police officials signaled a loaded truck to stop on a road to Sonamasjid land port in Kansat area around 5:30am.
As the trucker defied the signal, the police tried to intercept the vehicle by a motorbike near Palli Bidyut office. When the police tried to cross it, the trucker crushed them under the wheel of the truck and ran away, leaving the policemen dead on the spot, the OC said.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent them to Chapainawabganj Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Five hours later, police arrested the trucker Sirajul Islam, 38, from Kashiabari area of Bholahat upazila of the district around 10:30am. Sirajul hailed from Jhalakathi district.
Police seized the truck and recovered 1,450 bottles of Indian phensidyl from the vehicle.